The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 1

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 1

The Premier League is back. Eight games have been played, sixteen teams have begun their seasons, filled with a mix of optimism and trepidation. Teams coming off good seasons will have been hoping to carry that form into the new season and kick on up the table. Others will have wanted to shake off the stench of disappointment after a bad season last time around. For only the second time since the dawn of the Premier League era (05-06 the …
Can Watford’s Serie A Imports Push Them Up the Table? – Part 2: M’Baye Niang

Can Watford’s Serie A Imports Push Them Up the Table? – Part 2: M’Baye Niang

In Part 1 of this two-part analysis we looked at one of Watford’s two acquisitions from Serie A in the January window – Mauro Zarate. In this part, we will look at the other – M’Baye Niang. The Hornets have got him on loan for an alleged loan fee of €750 Thousand for the rest of the season, with an option to buy. The player’s contract at his parent club AC Milan is coming to an end in this summer, …
Leicester City vs Chelsea Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City vs Chelsea Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Two teams currently focused on maintaining their position in the top four will take a break to compete for a place in the FA Cup semi-final. Leicester City host Chelsea, with both coming into the fixture in differing forms following the restart. The Foxes have drawn both matches, while the Blues have taken a maximum six points. Frank Lampard will more the more confident of the two managers, but his side will have had less time to prepare for this …
Can the Real Leicester City Please Stand Up?

Can the Real Leicester City Please Stand Up?

Leicester City started the season in sensational form. Their win against Aston Villa on December 8th was their eight in a row and gave them 38 points through 16 matches. They've leveled off since, registering 16 points in next 14 matches. So who are the real Leicester City? Astute observers may have seen that Leicester were significantly overperforming on their underlying numbers during those first 16 games. So, is this just standard regression to the mean, or have Leicester been …
Liverpool Vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool manager has called the extreme fixture congestion in the festive period “a crime” but it would have been more justifiable if Nuno Esprito Santo would have uttered those words. Not only do his team – Wolverhampton Wanderers have to play two games within 48 hours, but they have to play Manchester City and Liverpool in those 48 hours. On Sunday, Wolves visit Anfield to begin the second half of their season in the earnest. Liverpool are fortunate to have …
Leicester vs Arsenal Prediction: Premier League Saturday Match Preview

Leicester vs Arsenal Prediction: Premier League Saturday Match Preview

Leicester return from their travels on Saturday night, coming back with six points, 11 goals for and no goals against in two games on the road. Those points have moved them up into 3rd going into the games this weekend, with the chance to further enhance their position in the top four as they face Arsenal on Saturday who are currently in 5th, on the outside looking in. CasinoShark offer their thoughts on this clash at the top of the …
Arsenal v Leicester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v Leicester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal have won their last nine matches is all competitions, despite not playing particularly well over that stretch. They did have their best performance of the season in their 5-1 defeat of Fulham, so they'll look to build off of that in this match against Leicester. Their defensive struggles from last season have continued, but they have been able to score enough to mitigate their defensive struggles. They'll have to create a lot of chances because Leicester City's attack could …
Analysing Ben Chilwell's Potential

Analysing Ben Chilwell's Potential

Ben Chilwell has enjoyed a good run of first-team football in recent times, proving to be the go-to left-back ahead of Christian Fuchs. Just how good could the 21-year-old become? And how could being involved in the setup at Leicester City ensure that his potential is fulfilled? A graduate of The Foxes academy, Chilwell was introduced to first-team football by featuring in the clubs pre-season tour during the 2015/16 season by the manager at the time, Claudio Ranieri. He would …
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